νῆσος

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Ancient Greek[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain. Has traditionally been connected with νήχω (nḗkhō, I swim). Has also been connected with Latin īnsula. Ultimately, perhaps an Aegean borrowing. However, in view of the form of the Doric dialect, νᾶσος (nâsos), the etymon seen in Old Norse nes (headland, promontory) and Old English næs (headland, promontory), Proto-Germanic *nasjan, has been compared as a close parallel, which derives from Proto-Indo-European *nas- (nose).

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νῆσος (nêsos) (genitive νήσου) f, second declension

  1. island

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